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Poster: Mystic550 Date: May 26, 2012 12:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Black Fury (1935)

IMDB lists both companies as the Production company and shows Warner Brothers released it to theaters in 1935

As for the registration it should have mentioned the in notice date, but that could have been an error on the part of the studio when submitting the application. In notice date will still go by what is on the print.

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Poster: mndean Date: May 26, 2012 3:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Black Fury (1935)

As I have learned, never, NEVER take IMDB's release dates as gospel. I have come across enough of them that were months off (including a Warner film I found a while back!), being confirmed by newspaper theater ads at the time the film was released in other cities.

Good grief, IMDB has Allied Artists being the distributor of a film that was actually distributed by FBO, another by Sono Art-World. Nice trick for a company that didn't exist then. Also, it's rather hard to clear off errors on IMDB, even cast errors - I had to fix the character names on the film You'd Be Surprised last year as many were wrong. There's still an error in the listings, too. One of my corrections was rejected, too. An actor is listed on IMDB as uncredited when his name is right on the cast list that opens the film.

IMDB is a good starting point, but it's riddled with enough errors that it shouldn't be used without qualifiers like "probably" and "maybe".

Rant over, and that being said, Black Fury is a film I'd agree with larus about. It shouldn't be here unless we get rock solid information to confirm a 1934 date.